Herb latin name: Sagittaria chapmanii

Family: Alismataceae (Water-plantain Family)

Edible parts of Sagittaria chapmanii:

The base of fresh plants can be blanched and eaten raw or cooked. We assume this refers to the bases of growing stems.

Description of the plant:


50 cm
(1 foot)

Habitat of the herb:

Ponds and margins.

Propagation of Sagittaria chapmanii:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a pot standing in about 5cm of water. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle, and gradually increase the depth of water as the plants grow until it is about 5cm above the top of the pot. Plant out in late spring or early summer of the following year. Division of the tubers in spring or autumn. Easy. Runners potted up at any time in the growing season.

Cultivation of the herb:

Ponds and margins.

Medicinal use of Sagittaria chapmanii:

None known

Known hazards of Sagittaria chapmanii:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.